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Hobsons and Roadtrip Nation Partner to Help Students Find their Roads in Life

Through this integration, more than 5 million students with access to Naviance Family Connection can now watch video conversations with hundreds of accomplished individuals – ranging from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to filmmakers, scientists, sports writers, entrepreneurs, political activists, and everything in between – on how they were able to overcome life’s challenges to reach their goals.
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ODYSSEYWARE Releases SPARC to Support Common Core

SPARC helps teachers accurately identify student competency levels (grades K-8) in relation to CCSS and provides supplemental materials for targeted skills remediation and practice to help them achieve mastery.
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Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Expanding Services to Schools

As government entities, school districts and parents are searching for increased comprehensive security measures for their schools, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is providing its local Security and Safety Consultants (SSCs) with increased tools.
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New York District Launches Anonymous Alerts Reporting Service

The Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) District has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts™ to its existing K12 Alerts service allowing individuals to quickly, easily and anonymously report urgent information that they may otherwise be uncomfortable conveying.
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DNAinfo.com New York Launches First-Ever NYC Public Schools Guide

The Guide, available online and in print, includes an interactive web tool that enables parents to search their neighborhood elementary schools to compare with others in each district, and across the city.
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McGraw-Hill Education Makes LearnSmart; Study Tool for Higher Education, Available to High School Students

LearnSmart, originally developed by McGraw-Hill Education with Area9 for the higher education market, will assist schools and teachers in overcoming one of K-12 education’s biggest challenges: better preparing students for their current coursework as well as success in college and their future careers.
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Cartoon Network, Sen. Bob Casey to Launch Bullying Prevention Flag Raising Campaign

Cartoon Network will soon announce the next milestone in the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, building on the momentum of a primetime documentary introduced by President Barack Obama, a growing bullying prevention pledge in partnership with Facebook, and school-based events with Maryland’s governor and the HHS Secretary.
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Sandra Boyd Named Achieve's COO and Senior Vice President

In her new role, Ms. Boyd will provide overall organizational leadership, serve as "second in command" on a daily basis and be responsible for organizational activities and operations.
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Communities in Schools Selects nFocus Solutions to Significantly Enhance its Approach to Performance Management Across its National Network

The nFocus platform will be leveraged across its national network of nearly 200 affiliates located in 27 states and the District of Columbia.
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CDW-G Report: Work Imitates Life in Cloud Computing Adoption

The report found that more than half of organizations are migrating or planning to migrate specific applications or infrastructure to the cloud, and that personal use of cloud services is significantly influencing organizational decisions.

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